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Under “Story Prediction,” have them write words or draw pictures to describe the connection. It is especially great for districts implementing the Literacy by Design reading series. Children make personal connections with the text by using their schema.

Reading Salad Labels Since metacognition is being able to read and think at the same time, I demonstrate this by making a “reading salad”. I ask the class why someone would erase their board in the middle of a story and then draw something else?

Last year as a literacy coach I began using Tanny McGregor’s book Comprehension Connections, which teaches students about metacognition. Jun 21, Beth Bell rated it it was amazing. These bolts connect to the handle to make it stay attached to the wood”. Independent and Buddy Reading Poster Template One of the first activities at the beginning of the school year is teaching children how to read independently and read with a buddy.

Magazine Clippings Thinkers use every clue available to make sense of their world. So that’s how I spent the rest of the afternoon Getting through those professional books that have been sitting on my shelf unread. The above equation can be used with students in your classroom. Derrall Garrison rated it it was amazing Aug 08, This book is about as you may guess from the title teaching kids reading comprehension.


These are separate skills requiring separate treatment. Inferring, questioning, determining importance. Theodora rated it it was amazing Jan 02, To explain this concept to my students, I share with them simple facts about myself that are “stuck on my brain”. This is a constant companion in my classroom. During the first week of school I send home Making Words With “Metacognition” to see how many words they can make using the letters in metacognition. We count the letters in the word, we clap the syllables, and we trying segmenting the word.

I also found it helpful when explaining the strategies to parents via my classroom newsletter. In the Elementary Setting Strategies for reading comprehension are conscious plans — sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text.

Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that tany help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading by Tanny McGregor

Synthesizing Spiral Tanny gives the example in her book of using a spiral to demonstrate how your thinking can change when you are reading. McGregor’s approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. My Images This is a great tool for encouraging students to talk about their mental images with a buddy.

The anchor or wall charts are included as pictures, most of the high-interest lesson activities have multiple options for a lesson and analogy. Then come lessons for each metacognitive strategy, tips for using wordless pictur Comprehension Connections is the bestselling resource that teachers love! Be the first to ask a question about Comprehension Connections.


Loved this book and its wonderful ideas.

This kit now remains at my reading table when students are reading. It focuses a lot on metacognition and teaching kids how to understand their thinking and schema background knowledge.


Most of the time our questions begin with, “who, what, when, why, or where” but there are many words that we can use mcgreegor ask questions Easy to read and implement plus it actually works with kids of any age! We realized that cpmprehension tools in Miss Appel’s kit were very similar to the “tools” we use when we are reading. I can’t wait to try out all of these great ideas! Inference Chart This old discolored t-shirt with many holes and paint stains is a great way to help students infer and support with evidence.

For example, one student said the person must have a lot of wild animals in their home inference because there are so many holes all mcgreogr it evidence.

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Oct 28, Jon rated it it was amazing. This activity can be done with many connextions you’d find in your home! Paperbackpages.